Tag Archives: Scarperia

The Italian MotoGP, the race under the Tuscan sun

5 Feb

The Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit, -one of the most important appointment of the MotoGP-, this year it will be from the 2nd to the 4th of June in the spectacular Mugello Circuit, at Scarperia, few km north of Florence.


During the motogp week, Mugello becomes the center of the attention of all the moto’s passionates, and it is full of life and events. If you are planning to attend this great moto’s event, think about to stay in a beautiful home.


You could have relaxing time with your friends and family in the garden or in the private pool of your Tuscan villa or farmhouse, as the charming Casa del Mugello. For further information ask to Vacavilla. Andrea, Elisa and Susi will be happy to assist and support you to find the best solution for your needs. Exclusively for the Vacavilla’s guests, the Fashio Passport giving access to 10% discount on your shopping at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.




Scarperia in Mugello is the Italian capital for the manufacture of knives and blades

22 Jan

Scarperia is a small medieval town in the Mugello valley, few kilometers north of Florence.

Famous in the world because of the Mugello racetrack, since many years has been hosting the Italian MotoGP, Scarperia has a very long handcraft tradition in the production of cutting tools. Despite the iron-working was already a strong local tradition, an authentic Cutler’s Statute dates to the15th Century.


Coltellerie Berti Srl, Via Roma, 43, Scarperia (Firenze)

The cutlery tradition were handed down from father to son, and this business still has an important role in the town’s economy, despite, when early in the 20th Century the Italian legislation drastically shortened the legal length of the blade of the switch knife.


CONAZ Coltellerie dei Fratelli Consigli & C. Snc, Via G. Giordani 20 Scarperia (Firenze)

Today, it is possible to admire some examples of old blades and knives at the Museo dei Ferri Taglienti, hosted in the beautiful Palazzo dei Vicari (the ancient Government Palace, that is still the most important monument of Scarperia), whilst the new models such as the traditional custom-made ‘zuava’, the short ‘mozzetti’, and the horn-handled ‘palmerino’ pocket-knife, can be bought in the artisanal shops located in the hamlet of the town.


Coltellerie Giglio Eredi dei F.lli Risti Via dell’Oche 48 Scarperia (Firenze)


Coltellerie Saladini, Via Roma 25, Scarperia (Firenze)

The Mugello valley is one of the area where Vacavilla offer a good range of villas with pools, perfect for holidays with your family or friends. Contact Andrea and Susi at info@vacavilla.com or call them at +39 0577 165 6690 – http://www.vacavilla.com

Ludovico Pieri

CEO of Vacavilla Srl



Italian Moto Grand Prix – Mugello Circuit – 1 June 2014

8 Dec


The Italian Moto Grand Prix of Mugello, one of the most beautiful race track of the world, next year, will be held on Sunday,  1 June 2014. The trials will be the 30 and the 31 of May.


The Mugello Circuit is located in Via Senni, 15 – Scarperia, in the Mugello valley, 30 km north of Florence in Tuscany. The lenght of the  race track is 5.245 km, and it has 15 turns and a long straight.


For more information contact the Mugello Circuit0 tel 0039 055 849 9111


For your stay in Mugello, rent a villa or an apartment with Vacavilla. Susie and Andrea will give all the information you need, and will help you in finding the right solution for your requirements’ stay.

Tel 0039 0577 165 6690 or mail to info@vacavilla.com http://www.vacavilla.com

Look at some examples of Vacavilla accommodations in Mugello.









Tuscany: Golf Paradise

17 Apr

Tuscany is one of the more fascinating Regions of the world. Nature, history, culture, arts, food, wine: Tuscany is a perfect blend of all of these ingredients. Tuscany means lifestyle.

Also Golf in Tuscany means lifestyle, feelings and emotions coming from this sport played in this region of pleasure and wellbeing. Tuscany, where there are as many as 15 certified golf courses, 9 18-hole courses and 6 9-hole courses, is the ideal place where playing golf, immersed in breathtaking landscapes. For whom plays golf, loves open spaces and contact with nature, it is impossible not to remain fascinated by these places where silence is only broken by the sound of one’s own footsteps or the rustling sound of the golf ball; In Tuscany,  thanks to its mild weather, it possible to play surrounded by marvellous landscapes during the 12 months of the year, not only by the seaside, or on hills, but also in the mountains, in a multiplicity of golf courses that can satisfy any type of golfers, whether they be experts or beginners.

This is the list of the Tuscany Golf courses and their addresses. Poggio dei Medici, Le Pavoniere and Castelfalfi (completely new, with its 27 holes) are some of the most important and difficult courses existing in Italy, but the Tuscany offer is really big and diversified.
Casentino Golf Club
Via Fronzola 6, Loc Il Palazzo, 52014 Poppi (Arezzo) phone 0575 529810 Fax: 0575 520167
WEB : www.golfclubcasentino.it


Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club – Mugello
Via S Gavino 27, 50038 Scarperia (Florence) phone 055 843 0436 Fax: 055 843 0439

WEB: http://www.poggiodeimedici.com
Golf Club Toscana Castelfalfi
50050 Montaione (Florence) phone 0571 698093 Fax: 0571 698098

WEB: http://www.castelfalfi.it/golf/home
Firenze Ugolino Golf Club
Strada Chiantigiana 3, 50015 Grassina Florence phone 055 205 1009 Fax: 055 230 1141
WEB: www.golfugolino.it/

Poggio Vittorio Golf Club
Via Poggio Vittorio, 29 50055 Lastra a Signa Firenze (FI)

Montelupo Golf Club
Loc. Fattoria di Fibbiana Via Le Piagge,4 50056 Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)
Phone: +39.0571.541004 – Fax +39.0571.911948
WEB: www.golfmontelupo.it/

Punta Ala Golf Club
Via Del Golf 1, 58040 Punta Ala (Grosseto) phone 0564 922121 Fax: 0564 920182

Terme di Saturnia Golf Club
Terme di Saturnia 58050 SATURNIA (GR) tel 0564/600111 fax 0564/601266

Toscana Golf Club
Loc. il Pelagone 58023 Gavorrano Grosseto (GR) tel 0566 820471 fax 0566 820472

Maremma Golf Club
Loc. Maremmello 58010 Fonteblanda Grosseto (GR) tel 0564 886217 fax 0564 886093

Acqubona Golf Club
ACQUABONA 57037 PORTOFERRAIO (LI) tel 0565 940066 fax 0565 940066

Loc. Biodola, 1 57037 Portoferraio Isola D’Elba Livorno (LI) tel 0565 6390608 fax 0565 969868

Garfagnana Golf Club
Loc. Bracciocorti, Pieve Fosciana – 55032 Lucca phone +39 0583/65169 Fax. 0583/62954

Versilia Golf Club
via della Sipe, 100 – Pietrasanta (Lu)
Phone: 0584 881574 Fax: 0584 752272
E-mail: info@versiliagolf.com

Vicopelago Golf Club
Loc. Vicopelago 55057 LUCCA (LU) tel 0583 370562 fax 0583 371340 / 0187 692799

Alisei Golf Club
Via Santo spirito, 30 55045 – Località La Sparta Pietrasanta Lucca (LU)
Phone: 0584 283268
fax 0584 284863
Email: info@golfalisei.it

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Tirrenia Golf Club
Viale San Guido, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 37518 Fax: 050 33286
WEB: www.golftirrenia.it

Cosmopolitan G & C C
Viale Pisorno 60, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 33633 Fax: 050 334707
WEB: www.cosmopolitangolf.it/

Fontevivo Golf Club
VIA FONTEVIVO 5 56027 S.MINIATO (PI) tel 0571 419012 fax 0571 419012

Quarrata Golf Club
Via Orazio Ceccarelli 355 QUARRATA (PT) tel 338-2582191 fax 0573-718686

Montecatini Golf Club
Via Dei Brogi 5, Loc Pievaccia, 51015 Monsummano Terme phone 0572 62218 Fax: 0572 617435

Le Pavonier Golf Club
Via Della Fattoria 6, 50047 Prato phone 0574 620855 Fax: 0574 624558
Golf Club Valdichiana
Loc. Esse Secco 53040 Bettolle (Siena) phone 0577 624439
WEB: www.golfclubvaldichiana.it

Villa Gori Golf Club
(closed for 2005)
via Marciano, 18 53100 SIENA (SI) phone +39/0577 290425 fax 39/0577 290448

Abbadia Golf Club
Loc. La Badia 53034 Colle Val D’Elsa (SI) phone 0577 924153 fax 0577 924 153

The best way to live your golfing experience in Tuscany is renting one of the indipendent villas with swimming pools part of the Vacavilla offer. http://www.vacavilla.com.

Vacavilla offers a wide selection of luxury villas, apartments with pools in Tuscany, close to some of the more beautiful golf courses, in the Argentario area, such as in Mugello, Versilia, chianti, florence, Arezzo and Siena.

Vacavilla the best selection of hand picked self catering holiday homes for your golfing holidays.

Ludovico Pieri





International Mini Meeting 2013 in Mugello, Tuscany

10 Feb

Immagine articolo - Il sito d'Italia

The International Mini Meeting (IMM) 2013 will be held in Mugello. The prestigious international convention dedicate to the famous British car will be in Tuscany, for the first time, will arrive on the Bilancino lake. More than  5.000 partecipants, each of them will arrive with their own Mini.

That will happen from the 17 to 20 of May 2013. A special week end, when the Florence Province will be invaded by a large variety of Mini and fancy collection cars.

The event will be hosted by the  municipalities of Scarperia, Barberino, Firenzuola, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Piero a Sieve, Vicchio, Dicomano and the Comunità Montana del Mugello. A “theme park” will be organized  and dedicated to Mini fans, on the north side of the Bilancino lake, in a area of 80 hectars, near to Andolaccio, where the fans will find all the services like camping, family area, restaurant, market, medical center, and a market. Sulla sponda nord del Lago di Bilancino sarà allestita un’area di oltre 80 ettari, in località Andolaccio, che verrà suddivisa in zone adibite a servizi specifici, tra questi: campeggio, family area, punto ristoro, mercatino interno, area giochi, servizio medico ed uno spazio di car testing.
For the Mini lovers who wish to live this unique event and also to explore this beautiful area, Vacavilla a wide selection of holiday homes, villa, farmhouses, indipendent houses, apartments with pool, in Scarperia, Barberino di Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Piero a Sieve, Vicchio etc.
Vacavilla is a real expert of the Mugello valley, contact us at info@vacavilla.com, and book your accomodation in advance. Vacavilla will offer you a very special conditions.
Looking forward to meeting you in Mugello.
Ludovico Pieri

Moto GP World Championship – Scarperia, Mugello, Italy – 2 June 2013

16 Jan

This year the Italian Grand Prix will be raced the 2 of June, in Autodromo del Mugello in Scarperia.

On Friday the 31st of  May and on Saturday the 1st of June, it will be possible to assist to the trials too.

If you are a passionate and you wish to live the Italian Grand Prix experience, rent a villa or apartment with your friends, family or for your team.
Vacavilla offers a wide selection of self-catering villas, houses and apartment also with swimmingpool for weekly rentals in Mugello: Scarperia, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Piero a Sieve, Barberino di Mugello, or if you prefer, in Florence.
Contact Andrea or Susi at info@vacavilla.com or call +39 0577 1656690, you will receive all the support and the information you need to satisfy your requets.
Ludovico Pieri
Some villas examples